Everyone is talking about HBO’s gripping new miniseries, Chernobyl which is a personal look at one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history. Have you been pulled into the story as well and want to know more?
UCF Libraries has a great collection of books and documentaries about the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Check these out and learn more about what happened and how it has shaped the use of nuclear power in the West.
Chernobyl: a documentary story by Iurii Shcherbak
Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: life in the dead zone by Rebecca L. Johnson
Chernobyl: the hidden legacy by Pierpaolo Mittica
Chernobyl: the history of a nuclear catastrophe by Serhii Plokhy
The Truth About Chernobyl by Grigori Medvedev
The Lessons of Chernobyl: 25 years later edited by Elena B. Burlakova and Valeria I. Naydich (ebook)
Manual for Survival: a Chernobyl guide to the future by Kate Brown
Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world’s greatest nuclear disaster by Adam Higginbotham
Streaming Video and DVD
NOVA. Building Chernobyl’s megatomb produced and directed by Martin Gorst.
Chernobyl : Nuclear Meltdown from A&E Television Networks, LLC.
Children of Chernobyl produced by SIC TV.
Living under the cloud : Chernobyl today produced and directed by Teresa Metcalf (DVD)
Did you know Russia isn’t the only one who had a nuclear accident?
If you are curious about the United States’ own brush with nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1979, we have reading on that as well.
Three Mile Island: a nuclear crisis in historical perspective by J. Samuel Walker
Three Mile Island: prologue or epilogue? by Daniel Martin
Three Mile Island: the most studied nuclear accident in history: summary: report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States
The Warning: accident at Three Mile Island by Mike Gray and Ira Rosen
TMI 25 years later: the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident and its impact by Bonnie A. Osif, Anthony J. Baratta, Thomas W. Conkling